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Patton College of Education Associate Dean for Academic Engagement and Outreach

Connie Patterson, Ph.D.

Welcome to the Academic Engagement and Outreach website for The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education. The Associate Dean for Academic Engagement and Outreach leads The Patton College’s faculty, administrators, and students on activities aligned to the College’s engagement and outreach mission, including connecting with colleagues and identifying synergies extending from within The PCOE and OHIO to regional, domestic, and international endeavors as well as supporting various advocacy initiatives with students and faculty.

Every fall there is a call for proposals for The Patton College Mini-Grants for community engagement and outreach. Over the past nine years, these grants have facilitated projects such as Math and Science nights at elementary schools, coaching programs aligned to child development, wellness programs for female high school students, cultural immersion programs, and healthy eating habits with children and families.

The Associate Dean for Academic Engagement and Outreach assists faculty in developing and/or revising curriculum, coordinates with OHIO’s regional campuses and OHIO Online, supports school and community partnerships, and serves as the dean’s liaison to the Child Development Center and the Center for Technology and Online Programming.

At The Patton College, we value and prepare students who are CALLED to LEAD and who Lead the Way! If you have ideas or are looking for a way to connect with The Patton College, please do not hesitate to contact me!

Connie Patterson, Ph.D.